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John Gillmore brings his popular afternoon programme to Preston's Leaf or Bean cafĂŠ once a month, broadcasting live on BBC Radio Lancashire and shining the spotlight on Preston, finding out what's happening in one of the UK's most vibrant cities. As well as his regular guests, Gilly's always happy to meet anyone who drops in for a coffee - so don't be shy, pop in and say hello...you might even end up on the radio!


WELCOME

Welcome to our latest What’s On guide. I hope you enjoy browsing through our programme of events for September 2017 to January 2018. As we enter the latter half of 2017, I can’t help but reflect on what a fantastic year it has been so far. We have already presented two smash hit musicals with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Footloose; seen the likes of Rick Astley, Lloyd Cole, Kate Rusby, Al Murray and Ian Hunter perform to sell-out crowds; attracted acts from around the globe including Wheatus and the SugarHill Gang; plus hundreds of other shows of all genres and numerous sporting events.

cast including TV Trickster Paul Zenon and S Club Junior Stacey McLean.

Looking ahead, we have just as much to come! Following the success of the hit stage show Gangsta Granny in March, we are excited for the return of Birmingham Stage Company presenting the World Premier of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie. Also on the subject of Family entertainment, Panto season is almost here! We are delighted that comedian Phil Walker is once again writing, directing and also performing in this year’s show Aladdin. Phil will be joined by a superb

The good news doesn’t end there though. We have recently refurbished our box office to make a more user friendly environment as well as adding additional toilets to the main atrium that will service all venues.

CONTENTS

Comedy 6 - 11 Family 12 -15 Panto! 14 - 15 Festive 14 - 19 LiVe (music venue) 20 - 23 Music 24 - 31 Musicals 32 - 34 Classics 35 - 37 Drama 38 - 39 Dance 40 - 41

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra return with their Preston 2017/2018 season. We’re especially looking forward to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir conducted by Nicholas Kraemer presenting Handel’s Messiah in January. Add to this a range of top comedians; music icons including Busted, The Happy Mondays, Lulu and Shalamar; classic dance direct from the Russian State Ballet; more events from World Snooker and you’re still not close to listing our full Autumn/Winter line up!

We hope you are pleased with the developments so far and we thank you for your continued support. Richard and the Team

Variety Community Sport Diary New Developments VIP Experience Venue Hire Also Booking Seating Plan General Info

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DINING

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Our in-house restaurants Mundo Tapas and The Villa Italian offer exclusive deals if you purchase your meal at the same time as booking your show tickets!

MUNDO TAPAS

three small tapas dishes and a drink for just

£12.50*

THE VILLA ITALIAN 2 courses for

£14.95*

ALTERNATIVELY…

You can reserve a table direct with your chosen restaurant and show your valid show ticket on arrival to get 10% off the main menu! Offer applies to Mundo Tapas, Villa Italian, Dogs ‘N’ Doughnuts and ReView Bar’s Afternoon Tea. The Villa Italian 01772 80 44 48 Mundo Tapas 07772 80 44 45 ReView & Dogs ‘N’ Doughnuts: 01772 80 44 46

Book with your show tickets via box office on 01772 80 44 44

DON’T FORGET!

You can also pre-pay for parking at the same time as booking your meal and tickets!

*From selected dishes / pre-show menu

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Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up…

Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangsta Granny and Q.I. This tour is Rob Brydon’s first stand up show since his sell out national tour and West End run of 2009.

Wednesday 20 September 8pm Tickets £26.50 & £24 Grand Hall 6


Stewart Lee: Content Provider

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. “Characteristically twisty and frequently brilliant” The Guardian “Venomously funny” Standard “The delusional ravings of a man who has lost his way in the world” Mail on Sunday Age 16+

Wednesday 13 September 7:30pm Tickets £24.50 Charter Theatre

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

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“It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game” The Mail on Sunday

Thursday 21 December 8pm Tickets £21.50 Grand Hall

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Tom Stade: I Swear

Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR. “Unmissable” Edinburgh Evening News Age 16+

Saturday 16 September 7:30pm Tickets £19 Charter Theatre

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, John Bishop Show, CH4’s O2 Comedy Gala and the Royal Variety Performance. Don’t miss Jimeoin’s knock-out performance – grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC (Unbelievably Funny Comedian) – live! Age 14+ Restricted 16+ Recommended

Sunday 15 October 7:30pm Tickets £18 Charter Theatre

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour Star of BBC1’s Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Sky Arts’ The Outcast Comic, as well as the hugely successful self-penned BBC Radio 4 series, There Is No Escape. Without question the most subversive voice in UK comedy right now presents an all new, riotously funny set of jokes, poking fun at Liberal pretentions, PC hysteria and his own awful parenting skills.

Saturday 4 November 8pm Tickets £15.50 Concessions £13.50 Lancaster Suite 8


Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is out there. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously). “Absurdist One-Line Masterpieces.” The Times

Thursday 16 November 7:30pm Tickets £27.50 Charter Theatre

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Join “undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy” Evening Standard on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies. “One of this country’s best comedians” The Times

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November 8pm Tickets £29 Grand Hall Jason Manford: Muddle Class

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ – causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Wednesday 31 January 7:30pm Tickets £29 Grand Hall www.prestonguildhall.com

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Now all his experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

Saturday 23 December 8pm Tickets £29 Festive party night dining option available for an extra £20pp See page 16

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Jon Richardson: Old Man

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”?

Saturday 18 November 8pm Tickets £22 Grand Hall

Comedy at the Guild

Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! Check prestonguildhall.co.uk for updates on each month’s line up.

Friday 22 September Friday 20 October Friday 17 November Friday 15 December Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm Tickets £15 Concessions £13 Lancaster Suite 10


Joel Dommett: Live

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show! Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. Age 14+

Time Out

Three Weeks

Thursday 12 October 8pm Tickets £20 Students £17 Grand Hall

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FAMILY

Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 January, various times

From Birmingham Stage Company the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny, comes David Walliams’ AWFUL AUNTIE, live on stage in January 2018!

Tickets £17.50 to £20 plus concessions & family tickets available

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!

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Don’t miss the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very old car, a very large owl and a very small ghost!

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Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2014. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake. 2010

“The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that they’re now bringing Awful Auntie to the stage. It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagner and I can’t wait to see it!” DAVID WALLIAMS


Comedy for Kids

Hi, do you like a laugh? Comedy for Kids is a stand-up comedy show just for kids! It has some of the funniest people from the world of comedy! Hosted by your favourite Panto star Phil Walker, and featuring comedians that will have you rolling about with laughter! See the website for the full line-up. Oh and kids, make sure you bring your grown-ups so you can explain the jokes to them!

Saturday 28 October 2pm Tickets £9.50 Lancaster Suite

Comedy for Kids

Hi, do you like a laugh? Comedy for Kids is a stand-up comedy show just for kids! It has some of the funniest people from the world of comedy! Hosted by your favourite Panto star Phil Walker, and featuring comedians that will have you rolling about with laughter! See the website for the full line-up. Oh and kids, make sure you bring your grown-ups so you can explain the jokes to them!

The Hunting of the Snark The Times The impossible voyage of an Tickets improbable£10 crew to hunt an October half term actual imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling TBC musical comedy adventure for Charter Theatre 4 to 94 year olds. Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, a life-like puppet, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour. Side-splittingly www.prestonguildhall.com

funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with an award-winning soundtrack of witty and memorable songs, The Hunting date of the Snark will delight, excite and entertain.

Tuesday 31 October 2pm Tickets £16.50 Family Ticket £36.50 Charter Theatre

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Stacey McClean S Club Juniors as Princess Jasmine

Phil Walker

Comedian as Wishee Washee

Carl Tracey Nick Jnr as Aladdin

Jonathan Mayor

Comedian as Slave of Ring 14

Marvyn Dickinson CBBC’s Class Dismissed as PC Pong

Paul Zenon TV Trickster as Abanazar

Jeffrey Longmore

Panto Dame as Widow Twankey


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School Groups £10.00 per person – 1 FREE teacher with every 10 students (£1 off

each ticket if booked and paid by 31st Oct 2017)

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Choreography by Nikki Figgins

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SHOW & DINE PACKAGES

We’ve got plenty of great shows this December to get you in the party mood! You can join us at 5:30pm for a welcome drink and sumptuous 3 course Christmas Dinner in our private function suite for just £20 extra when you purchase a ticket to see Jimmy Carr, The Chicago Blues Brothers, Magic of the Opera or the Festive Comedy at the Guild.

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Show Options

The Chicago Blues Brothers: Jingle Blues Tour

A powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage for the Biggest Christmas Party in town. See page 31 for more show details.

Saturday 16 December Show Ticket £25.50 Festive Show & Dine £45.50

Magical Classics with Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett performs alongside the English National Philharmonic Orchestra and principal singers from the Royal Opera House and English National Opera. See page 35 for more show details.

Tuesday 12 December Show Ticket £41.50 or £36.50 Festive Show & Dine £61.50 or £56.50 (depending on show ticket band chosen)

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. See page 10 for show details.

Saturday 23 December Show Ticket £29 Festive Show & Dine £49

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Festive Comedy at the Guild

Featuring three different comedians and an MC, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! See page 10 for show details.

Friday 15 December Show Ticket £15 Festive Show & Dine £35

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REGULAR EVENTS

As we approach Christmas we are excited to present our regular events (Matinee Selection, Comedy at the Guild and the Tea Dance) with a festive twist! Friday 15 December Festive Comedy at the Guild (dining option available, see page 16) Monday 18 December Matinee selection: Ghost Stories for Christmas (see page 39) Tuesday 19 December A Christmas Tea Dance (see page 41)

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Loving the Red Rose County since 1971... BBC Radio Lancashire: An Intimate Christmas – LIVE Spend Christmas Eve with BBC Radio Lancashire and friends…the Houghton Weavers, the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band and a host of special guests will join John “Gilly” Gillmore LIVE on stage for an afternoon of Christmas cheer get your tickets early!

Sunday 24 December 2pm Tickets Free (with a £1.50 per ticket booking fee)

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Festive Bongo’s Bingo!

Crazy rave bingo night Bongo’s Bingo will be bringing all their usual bingo antics, anthems, dance-offs and insane prizes, but this time it’s panto inspired! Jonny Bongo and the team will be giving panto a 21st century revamp this Christmas. Guaranteed to sell out fast.

Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 & Friday 15 December Doors 6pm - Last entry 7.30pm Tickets are available via www.bongosbingo.co.uk Grand Hall Age 18+

New Year’s Eve

NYE Bongo’s Bingo ‘FULL HOUSE’ Party!

This New Year’s Eve, Preston will be hosting the craziest party of the year! Join us for Rave Bingo - through the decades! Plus there will be some VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE CELEBRITY GUESTS who will be performing live at midnight! Bingo Rave with us right through till the early hours!

Sunday 31 December 6pm til late Tickets are available via www.bongosbingo.co.uk Grand Hall Age 18+

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The House of Love

The Big Moon

The Big Moon is a London four-piece band formed in 2014 by Juliette Jackson. Their debut album, Love in the 4th Dimension, is out NOW! Containing a number of singles previously released on their EP, The Road.

The House of Love formed in 1986 in Camberwell, South London and released their first single, ‘Shine On’, on Creation Records in May 1987. Two further singles, ‘Real Animal’ and ‘Christine’, appeared before they released their massively acclaimed debut album in June 1988.

Tuesday 3 October Doors 7pm Tickets £18.50

Monday 2 October Doors 7pm Tickets £11

Will Joseph Cook

The Marley Experience

An eight piece Midlands based Bob Marley Tribute band with a difference, with lead vocalist Lionart & his undeniable vocal resemblance to the late great King of Reggae Bob Marley himself.

Friday 6 October Doors 7pm Tickets £12 20

Support from: The Night Cafe & Moon & the Beams Will Joseph Cook is a singin’ songwritin’ indie-pop kid from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, UK. Generating a sound far beyond both his age and indeed boyish aesthetic, Will Joseph Cook has largely been operating on a platform of the utmost credibility throughout his short but incredibly fruitful career to date by way of an increasingly large live following.

Friday 13 October Doors 7pm Tickets £11


Walter Trout

Accomplished, unique, passionate. Walter is a contemporary blues master. Walter Trout tours worldwide playing his special brand of guitar based blues rock. Walter has enjoyed playing his emotional brand of fired-up, hard-core guitar heavy music, writing and recording his own songs for over 20 years as a solo artist.

Sunday 15 October Doors 7pm Tickets £26

Sage Francis & B Dolan

Sage Francis and B. Dolan are unlikely heroes of the indie-rap and spoken word scenes. Their music is at turns intensely personal and fearlessly political, funny and gut-wrenching.

Saturday 21 October Doors 7pm Tickets £18.50

Justin Currie and the Pallbearers

After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years fannying about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows.

Friday 27 October Doors 7pm Tickets £23

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Louis Berry

A switch blade songwriter with a voice of soul. Through politics and crime, love and loss Louis sets its straight. Only recently has music become the escape route for Louis from his past.

Sunday 22 October Doors 7pm Tickets £13

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Martin Barre

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

With the unmistakable voice that helped define “the sound of young America”, Reeves reigns as one of music’s most beloved and acclaimed female singers. As one reviewer recently exclaimed, “Martha Reeves is the ultimate Motown diva with soul flowing from the tips of her toes to the last hair on her head. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.”

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catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years.

Monday 6 November Doors 7pm Tickets £13

Dub Pistols: Crazy Diamonds Tour

They’re back! Although they’ve never really been away. Barry Ashworth‘s evergreen bunch of dubwise vagabonds have been rocking practically every festival in existence all summer, and yet have still found time to squeeze out a new album their sixth. And it’s another corker.

Wednesday 15 November Doors 7pm Tickets £15


Guns 2 Roses

The most notorious Guns & Roses tribute in history. They have played all the top venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Dubai, India & USA! Guns 2 Roses are the longest running, closest looking and most internationally recognised Guns & Roses tribute in the world!

Friday 1 December Doors 7pm Tickets £13.50

The Lancashire Hotpots: Never Mind The Hotpots 10th Anniversary Tour

Musical comedy maestros The Lancashire Hotpots are ten years old and to celebrate a decade of Hotpotting they’re going back to their roots playing their debut album ‘Never Mind The Hotpots’ in its entirety.

Saturday 25 November Doors 7pm Tickets £15

Bad Manners Christmas Bash Support from: SkaFace

Bad Manners are an English 2 Tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. They join us to perform their greatest hits, for a special Christmas Bash! Support comes from Blackpool’s own SkaFace.

Friday 22 December Doors 7pm Tickets £20 The Skids: 40th Anniversary Tour

1977 anarchy lives on as Richard Jobson’s legendary Scottish punk band The Skids continue to wow the crowds. Perhaps best known for their ‘79 top ten hit ‘Into the Valley’, they became a major influence on later bands like Green Day and Manic Street Preachers. Now back on tour.

Sunday 21 January Doors 7pm Tickets £26 www.prestonguildhall.com

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MUSIC

Shalamar: Friends’ 35th Anniversary Tour

Shalamar featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey will headline the Charter Theatre at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday 18th November. Showcasing classic hits including ‘A Night to Remember’, ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’, ‘There It Is’, ‘Take That To The Bank’, ‘Second Time Around’ and many more!

Saturday 18 November Doors 7pm Tickets £29 Meet & Greet £51.50 Charter Theatre

Happy Mondays: Greatest Hits Tour

Twenty Four Hour Party People – Greatest Hits Tour. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album ‘Squirrel and G-Man’. The current line-up is: Shaun Ryder – vocals, Mark Day – guitar, Paul Ryder – bass, Gary Whelan – drums, Rowetta – vocals and Dan Broad – keyboard and musical director.

Tuesday 28 November Doors 7pm Tickets £31 Grand Hall Busted

Plus Special Guests James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis live on stage. Featuring classic Busted hits alongside songs from their latest album Night Driver.

Monday 16 October Doors 7pm Tickets £33.50 Grand Hall

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Some Guys Have All the Luck

A fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter right down to the last detail from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship.

Thursday 7 September 7:30pm Tickets £21 Concessions £20 Charter Theatre

The Magic of Motown

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation with the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, the Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more.

Saturday 9 September 7:30pm Tickets £26.50 Concessions £24.50 Charter Theatre

The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the best loved pop duos in history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. Featuring the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley, state-of-the-art video projection and lavish arrangements from LIVE musicians. Includes all the classic Carpenters hits ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’, ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’, ‘Yesterday Once More’, ‘Top of the World’, and many more! “A very accurate and faithful portrayal” Richard Carpenter

Friday 15 September 7:30pm Tickets £25 Concessions £24 Charter Theatre www.prestonguildhall.com

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The Legendary Kenny Lynch Rat Pack Revue

The singer, songwriter, comedian and entertainer presents the music of great friends – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr – in superb style. Much like their famed Vegas reunions, the gags flow as freely as the deft vocal performances as three of the West End’s finest performers join Kenny on stage to portray the infamous Rat Pack. Features ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘Volare’, My Kind of Town’, ‘Me and My Shadow’, ‘The Lady is a Tramp,’ ‘Mambo Italiano’, ‘Luck Be a Lady’. While Kenny performs his favourites ‘You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and his hit single ‘Up on the Roof’. www.GRTEntertainments.com

Saturday 14 October 7:30pm Tickets £23.50 Concessions £21.50 Early Bird Offer: £5 off if you book before 10 September

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The King is Back

You will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show. Internationally renowned as one of the best Elvis Tributes in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and 10 piece band and will show you why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Sunday 17 September 7:30pm Tickets £29 Grand Hall Let’s Hang On: The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

This award-winning production celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Featuring classic hits including ‘Grease’, ‘December 1963 (Oh What a Night!)’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Beggin’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, and many more! “You guys are dynamite!” Frankie Valli

Thursday 21 September 7:30pm Tickets £24.50 Concessions £23 Charter Theatre 26


Money for Nothing: The Dire Straits Legacy LIVE!

Undoubtedly the BEST Dire Straits Tribute Band in Europe. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and the entire band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create this full evening show tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing. “Make no mistake…they are good….. VERY GOOD!” – The Observer

Thursday 26 October 7:30pm Tickets £25 Grand Hall Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, this show recreates the era of Girl Power and gives you a night out to remember! Wannabe are celebrating their 10th anniversary touring the World and performing to hundreds of thousands of Spice Girls fans. Costumes, groups & families all welcome for the biggest 90s party in town.

Saturday 28 October 8pm Tickets £19.50 Groups of 6+ £17.50 Charter Theatre The Illegal Eagles

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017 for their special 20th Anniversary tour! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Take it to the Limit’, and many more! “Amazing Musicianship & Vocals” NME

Thursday 19 October 7:30pm Tickets £26 Charter Theatre www.prestonguildhall.com

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YolanDa Brown: Love Politics War

Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown is back on the road with her own show following her second tour with Billy Ocean. Widely regarded as the emerging “voice” of mainstream Jazz in the UK, she is one of the most exciting, in-demand live performers. The show is a delicious fusion of reggae and jazz melodies… sunshine music.

Saturday 21 October 7:30pm Tickets £19.50 Charter Theatre

Lulu: All About the Music

Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been ‘All About the Music’. Lulu delivers a show

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packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career.

Thursday 26 October 7:30pm Tickets £36.50 Charter Theatre


Dominic Kirwan & Lisa Stanley

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again, this time joined by Lisa Stanley. Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Friday 3 November 7:30pm Tickets £23.50 Charter Theatre GET READY. . .

For 40 No1s from the Temps, Tops, Supremes & more Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with the brand-new stage show featuring the music of the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. Follow Diana, Michael and Stevie’s rise to superstardom as the soul explosion of the 70s and 80s and beyond is brought to the stage. The must-see concert show of the year is on its way. Get ready... here it comes!

Saturday 4 November 7:30pm Tickets £23.50 Concessions £21.50 Charter Theatre Stageright Promotions proudly presents

HERMAN’S HERMITS THE FORTUNES AND CHRIS FARLOWE NEW AMEN CORNER MIKE PENDER THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF THE SEARCHERS

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION FOR 2017 www.prestonguildhall.com

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The Sensational 60s Experience

Returning to Preston by huge popular demand, without doubt the most explosive 60s show touring the UK. For one night only, five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is the must see 60s show for 2017. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. Hits include ‘Needles and Pins’, ‘Out Of Time’, ‘I’m Into Something Good’, ‘Storm In A Tea Cup’, ‘Bend Me Shape Me’ plus many more.

Sunday 19 November 7:30pm Tickets £28.50 Charter Theatre

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Elvis World Tour: Shawn Klush

Direct from the USA, the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand. Shawn Klush first exploded onto the UK scene when 6 million viewers tuned in to see him crowned ‘The World’s Greatest Elvis’ live on BBC One. This show features original Elvis band members ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ who

Elkie Brooks

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new.

Saturday 11 November 7:30pm Tickets £34 (First four rows) & £29 Charter Theatre

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performed with the King as his backing vocalists on over one thousand shows from 1969 to 1977.

Friday 17 November 7:30pm Tickets £30.50 VIP Meet & Greet £46.50 Grand Hall


Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire

This 12 piece band have collectively recorded or performed with artists including Queen, Lionel Ritchie and Robbie Williams. They have created the ultimate tribute to EW&F with a line-up of Bass, Drums, Guitar, two Keyboards, Percussion, a four piece Horn section and two incredible Singers to recreate the falsetto highs of Philip Bailey and funky lows of Maurice White while being complimented by backing vocals from the band.

Sunday 26 November 7:30pm Tickets £25 Grand Hall

The Chicago Blues Brothers: Jingle Blues Tour

A powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage for the Biggest Christmas Party in town. Celebrate Christmas with this tinsel-tastic party show, featuring a festive feast of Christmas classics performed in the show stopping style that only the Chicago Blues Brothers can deliver. So remember… it’s 106 miles to the North Pole.

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We have a show full of hits, half a pack of party poppers, it’s snowing and we’re wearing Santa hats…HIT IT!

Saturday 16 December 7:30pm Tickets £25.50

Festive party night dining option available for an extra £20pp see page 16

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MUSICALS

PLAYED

LIVE!

Written by and starring Carol Harrison Starring Chris Simmons

All or Nothing: The Mod Musical, the coolest musical ever!

In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues. This ‘Mod’ Musical is a trans-generational musical experience celebrating the unique sound of the iconic Mod band, The Small Faces.

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Mad About the Musicals

Starring Jai McDowell winner of Britain’s Got Talent and Michael Courtney. Musical classics such as Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera and Miss Saigon will bring two hours of unforgettable favourites brought to you by a cast direct from the West End, including the amazing vocalist and the winner of Britain’s Got Talent Jai McDowell and Musical Theatre’s favourite and spine tingling singer Michael Courtney - ‘A Pure Slice of Entertainment’!

Friday 22 September 7:30pm Tickets £25.50 Concessions £23.50 Charter Theatre

Stephen Bayliss and friends present

Magic of Broadway in aid of Cash For Kids The fabulous Stephen Bayliss will be singing songs from your favourite musicals including West Side Story and Sister Act. Stephen will be joined by local comedian Terry Cotta, The Inspirations Dance Troupe and Preston’s College Pro-dance and Performing Arts with lots more still to be announced.

Sunday 22 October 6:30pm Tickets £16 Concessions £12.50 Charter Theatre

Beyond the Barricade

Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs with amazing authenticity, and performed by a cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables. Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their own ensemble of talented musicians, this brand new production features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Wicked, The Lion King, West Side Story, Evita, Blood Brothers, and many more.

Friday 12 January 7:30pm Tickets £23.50

Early bird £20.50 (when booked before the 31 October)

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PRODUCTIONS

ABD Productions present

Jane Eyre

Inspiring! Uplifting! A powerful story, faithfully retold with stunning music! Phantom of the Opera star, Janet Cowley, and the cast bring Bronte’s classic vividly to life. This musical captures the full emotional force of the original novel. With sparkling dialogue, and beautiful costumes, this full scale, fast moving production is a must see for all musical theatre lovers. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 October 1pm & 7pm Weds, Fri, Sat 10am & 7pm Thu Tickets £17.50, Concessions £14.50 Family, Groups & Schools discounts available Charter Theatre

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CLASSICS

Magical Classics with Lesley Garrett

A show for all the family featuring Lesley Garrett, the English National Philharmonic Orchestra and principal singers from the Royal Opera House and English National Opera. The show will contain favourites including the ‘Toreador song’ from Carmen, Mozart’s ‘Marriage Of Figaro’, ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, Verdi’s ‘Anvil Chorus’, ‘Ave Maria’ and, of course, ‘Nessun Dorma’.

Tuesday 12 December 7:30pm Tickets £41.50 & £36.50 Festive party night dining option available for an extra £20pp see page 16

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G4

An evening of classic and romantic songs that will surely transport you away for the evening with these consummate entertainers. G4 will be joined by special guests: soprano Mary-Jess (winner of the Chinese ‘X Factor’ and singer of the Downton Abbey Theme), Oli Nez (internationally-renowned multi-instrumentalist), Sorrelli Strings (critically-acclaimed string trio) and G4 Young Voices (in association with PQA).

Monday 25 September 7:30pm Tickets £29 VIP Meet & Greet £76.50 Charter Theatre

Russian State Opera present

Madama Butterfly

One of the most colourful and exotic operas. Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. Featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. Russian State Opera is back to delight you with its exquisite production, beautiful set, and costumes which intensifies the emotion in a heart-breaking story. No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Sunday 24 September 7:30pm Tickets £31 Concessions £29.50 Under 16 £21.50 Charter Theatre www.prestonguildhall.com

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: 17/18 Preston Season

The Birds

Handel’s Messiah

Fingal’s Cave

Power of Love

Vasily Petrenko conductor Korngold Theme from The Sea Hawk Delius Two Pieces for Small Orchestra: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River Respighi Suite, The Birds Stravinsky The Firebird (original version, 1910) Sunday 8 October 2.30pm Tickets £21.50 & £28.50

Jacek Kaspszyk conductor Henning Kraggerud violin Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) Sibelius Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No.4 Wednesday 25 October 7.30pm Tickets £21.50 & £28.50

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Nicholas Kraemer conductor Sarah Tynan soprano Robin Blaze countertenor Nicholas Mulroy tenor Benjamin Bevan baritone Sunday 7 January 2.30pm Tickets £21.50 & £28.50

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Thelma Handy violin Verdi Overture, Luisa Miller Dvořák Romance for Violin and Orchestra Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Brahms Symphony No. 2 Wednesday 11 April 7:30pm Tickets £21.50 & £28.50

Boléro

Martin Yates conductor Zhang Zuo piano Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet Ravel Boléro Thursday 15 February 7:30pm Tickets £21.50 & £28.50


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

Heresy II Heritage Tour This tour charts the Uke’s rise from curiosity to virtuosity; from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family and at Sydney Opera House, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype.

They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions. “Nothing is spoof proof.” Sunday Times

Sunday 12 November 7:30pm Tickets £26.50 Charter Theatre

Brass at the Guild

The competitions will include five sections plus The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival. A total of 40 to 50 Brass Bands are expected to compete and a wealth of fine music performances is ensured.

Saturday 28 January 9:30am Tickets £9 Concessions £7 Grand Hall www.prestonguildhall.com

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DRAMA

Actors of Dionysus present

Antigone

This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 November 7:30pm plus Wednesday 1:30pm Matinee Tickets £18.50 & £16.50 Concessions £11 Charter Theatre

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 November 7pm Tickets £10 & £7.50 Groups £7 Charter Theatre

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The Matinee Selection

Join us once a month for an afternoon of drama. Don’t Go Into The Cellar! theatre company present a season of plays in the intimate setting of the Lancaster Suite. Formed in 2010, Don’t Go Into The Cellar! remains the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a

macabre vein. Tickets include a themed bite to eat and a glass of Sherry on arrival.

Tickets £10 per show Purchase a Season Ticket to see all four shows for £36 Lancaster Suite

Pandemonium of Poe

Be chilled by this original theatrical anthology of a selection of Poe’s finest feats of fear-filled fiction! Be led by the sinister Dr Trevellyan as he leads you into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.

Wednesday 11 October 2:30pm

Terror on the Tracks

An original stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Signal-Man and other tales of menace and melodrama are the bill of fare on offer to those brave enough to join us.

Wednesday 8 November 2:30pm

Ghost Stories for Christmas

Ghost Stories for Christmas is a theatre show featuring original spine-chillers in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed!

Monday 18 December 2:30pm

Library of Screams

Join the mysterious librarian, Nathaniel Caldicott as he shares several curious tales of the macabre and the mysterious based on works by E.F. Benson and W.H.Harvey.

Thursday 11 January 2:30pm

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DANCE

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents

The Nutcracker

Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with a vibrant, breath-taking and enchanting ballet production, with music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. This Christmas story continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of different

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generations from all over the world. This truly captivating piece of theatre is a wonderful introduction to ballet for anyone who has never experienced it and retains its appeal for anyone who is familiar with it.

Monday 13 November 7:30pm Tickets £31 Concessions £29.50 Under 16s £21.50 Family of 4 £93.50 Charter Theatre


Fever Dance Company & Dancers Preston present

Big Band Dance Night

Featuring live Big Band sounds from the The Blue Bird Big Band & Blackpool Tower Organist Chris Hopkins. A 50/50 Social dance evening featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence Dancing, hosted by Stephen Holland and Peter Ronson.

Saturday 14 October Doors 7pm

with carriages at midnight.

Tickets £18 (£23 on the door) add a pre-dance meal for £15 at Mundo Tapas or The Villa Italian

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Tea Dance

Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments available.

Monthly on Tuesdays 12 September, 24 October, 21 November, 19 December, 16 January Tickets £5.50 Grand Hall

Kristina Rihanoff Presents

Dance to the Music

A new, exciting must see dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing TV show. Featuring a full cast of professional dancers plus two amazing singers, including Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist). Expect to see dance styles including, the Argentine Tango, Rock-nRoll, Contemporary Ballet, Street Dance, Salsa and more…

Saturday 13 January 7:30pm Tickets £32, £28, £25, Concessions £30, £26, £23 VIP Meet & Greet £52 Grand Hall www.prestonguildhall.com

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An Audience with Katie Price

Katie will be talking about her life stories on this very special evening and will also be performing her new single ‘I got u’. Katie Price, previously known as Jordan, is an English television personality and glamour model who is currently appearing on Loose Women. Katie also appeared in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Friday 1 September 8pm Tickets £24.50 VIP Meet & Greet (6pm) £56.50 Charter Theatre

TAMED: With Professor Alice Roberts Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers – consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success. Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies.

Monday 23 October 7:30pm Tickets £19.50 Charter Theatre 42


Preston Comic Con 2017

Stars from film and TV alongside amazing artists will descend on Preston Guild Hall. Come and see stars from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Dr Who, Primeval and more. Plus, with almost 100 stalls selling collectables, Preston Comic Con 2017 is one not to be missed. To purchase tickets visit: wwwprestoncomiccon.co.uk/store

Saturday 23 September 10:30am Tickets £8, Under 16s £4, Under 5s FREE Early Entry Tickets (9:30am) £12, Under 16s £6 Grand Hall

TJ Higgs Psychic Medium

With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ Higgs is firmly placed as the UK’s foremost Psychic Medium. TJ has appeared on numerous TV shows including ITV’s The Xtra Factor, 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes (which she filmed at the same time as investigating murders for CBS Reality Television) and Sky Living’s Colin Fry Live with TJ Higgs.

Thursday 28 September 7:30pm Tickets £21.50 Charter Theatre Derek Acorah: Whispers From Heaven

After 35 years as a professional medium, Derek remains a dedicated worker for Spirit, connecting people with their loved ones in the spirit world and bringing proof of survival on a daily basis. He is also passionate about working in his investigative role in attempting to validate and confirm the presence of spirit entities in some of the world’s most haunted locations. Where Derek goes, others follow. He is ‘THE’ pioneer for Spirituality worldwide.

Wednesday 18 October 7:30pm Tickets £20 Charter Theatre www.prestonguildhall.com

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S2S: A Journey Through Dance Music

A diverse line up with over twenty acts across two arenas taking you on a journey through time, playing House, Club Classics, Old Skool & Dance music. Featuring Judge Jules, Crystal Waters, Dave Pearce and many more.

Saturday 28 October 8pm Tickets £21.50 VIP £26.50 Grand Hall

Bongo’s Bingo

Have you experienced Bongo’s Bingo yet? They’re bringing all their usual bingo antics, anthems, dance-offs and insane prizes. These events sell out! Advanced booking recommended.

8 September, 18 September, 20 October, 3 November

Plus Christmas party ‘panto themed’ specials and NYE spectacular see page 19 for details.

Tickets £7 Doors 6pm - Last entry 7.30pm Tickets are available via www.bongosbingo.co.uk Grand Hall

Forbidden Nights

A classy all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on Britain’s Got Talent and TOWIE. Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny! Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!

Thursday 25 January 7:30pm Tickets £25 & £21 Concessions £19 Charter Theatre 44


Fever Dance Company presents

Festive Fever

A show for all the family showcasing the talents of all the pupils from the amazing Fever Dance Company. Fever has featured on Got to Dance, the Royal Variety Performance, the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour and much more. The show has a Festive twist and promises to be an excellent afternoon’s entertainment.

Sunday 10 December 2pm Tickets £12 (£15 on the door) Guild Hall

Lancashire Schools Dance Festival

An opportunity for young people from Lancashire schools to showcase their talents through a dance performance. Students from a variety of Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Specialist Schools, Youth groups and Teachers will be performing their dances as they make their return to the Preston Guild Hall stage!

Thursday 16 November 7:30pm Tickets £7 Concessions £4.50 Grand Hall www.prestonguildhall.com

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Preston School’s Gotta Sing

An evening of wonderful school choirs from all across Preston. The school choirs will be joined by an array of talented soloists.

Friday 17 November 7pm Tickets £12 Charter Theatre

Kidz 4 Kidz present Can’t Stop the Feeling

An energetic feel good show, full of dances and songs brought to you by a cast aged 4 to 17. Kidz 4 Kidz community theatre group is a voluntary run, not for profit group that has been running since 2001. With all ticket sale profits going to a local children’s charity or local child in need, this company of children have raised a huge amount of money for very worthy local people.

Saturday 27 January 7:30pm Tickets £7 Charter Theatre

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MMA UK Fighting Championship

UK Fighting Championships return to Preston Guild Hall. Some of the best MMA fighters in the country will compete for your entertainment in a show not to be missed. Tickets are on sale via the ticket hotlines on 07584071557 & 07703 543371

Saturday 7 October Doors 3pm, First fight 4pm Grand Hall

Darts: The Preston Guild Hall Classic

An exciting night of sporting entertainment featuring some of the best professional Darts players on the planet. World number one Michael van Gerwen will headline a four-man field of top tungsten talent. MVG will compete with Dutch compatriots Raymond van Barneveld and Vincent van der Voort, with Australia’s top player Simon Whitlock completing the star studded line-up for the event.

Thursday 30 November 7pm Tickets Silver £25, Gold £35, VIP £75 Grand Hall

Ultra White Collar Boxing

Ultra White Collar Boxing is a unique opportunity for people with no boxing background to experience the world of boxing, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Get 8 Weeks FREE Training, raise money for Cancer Research UK (£9 Million raised so far) & box at a glamorous black tie event in front of your friends and family! To purchase tickets or sign up visit the UWCB website www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk/preston

Saturday 9 September & Saturday 2 December Doors VIP 4pm Standard 5pm Tickets £20

VIP tables seat 10 and are £350, these include waitress service and ringside seats.

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White Collar Boxing Events present:

Friday Night Fights Friday 22 September Preston V Chorley Saturday 9 December White Collar Boxing Events return with two more big events! Men and women with no past boxing experience are welcome to sign up and take part in the show and 8 weeks of group training. To take part in an event, or purchase tickets to watch the show visit whitecollarboxingevents.com

Doors 4pm First fight 5pm Tickets £20

via Preston Guild Hall box office or whitecollarboxingevents.com VIP Ringside tickets available on request via Facebook.com/whitecollarboxingevents

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World Snooker: International Championship Qualifiers

See snooker’s top stars! The best snooker players on the planet will once again be at one of the sport’s iconic venues, Preston Guild Hall, in September. Many of the world’s finest cue kings will head to Preston to attempt to make it to the final stages of this prestigious ranking event in China. It is one of the biggest tournaments of the season. This is a fantastic chance for fans to see many of the world’s best players at great value for money.

Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 September Tickets £5 per session Grand Hall

Note: all tournament dates and session times are subject to change

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DIARY OCTOBER DATE 2

The Big Moon

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3

The House of Love

20

ABD Productions present Jane Eyre

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4-7

GRAND HALL

6

The Marley Experience

20

CHARTER THEATRE

7

MMA UK Fighting Championships

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LiVE LANCASTER SUITE

DATE

8

RLPO: The Birds

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11

Pandemonium of Poe

39

12

Joel Dommett

11

13

Will Joseph Cook

20

14

Big Band Dance Night

41

14

Kenny Lynch’s Rat Pack

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Jimeoin: Ridiculous

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SEPTEMBER 1

An Audience with Katie Price

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15

Walter Trout

21

7

Some Guys Have All the Luck

25

16

Busted plus Special Guests

24

8

Bongo’s Bingo

44

18

Derek Acorah: Whispers from Heaven

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9

The Magic of Motown

25

19

The Illegal Eagles

27

9

UWC Boxing

46

20

Comedy at the Guild

10

12

Tea Dance

41

20

Bongo’s Bingo

44

13

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

7

21

YolanDa Brown: Love Politics War

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15

The Carpenters Story

25

21

Sage Francis & B. Dolan

21

16

Tom Stade: I Swear

8

22

Stephen Bayliss Cash for Kids

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17

The King is Back

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22

Louis Berry

21

18

Bongo’s Bingo

44

23

TAMED: with Professor Alice Roberts

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20

Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up…

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24

Tea Dance

41

21

Let’s Hang On

26

24-25

All or Nothing

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22

Mad About the Musicals

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25

RLPO: Fingal’s Cave

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22

Comedy at the Guild

10

26

Lulu: All About the Music

28

22

White Collar Boxing: Massive Fight Night

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26

Money for Nothing

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23

Comic Con

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27

Justin Currie & the Pallbearers

21

24

Madama Butterfly

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28

S2S Fest

44

25

G4

35

28

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

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World Snooker

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28

Comedy for Kids

13

T.J. Higgs

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The Hunting of the Snark

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Guns 2 Roses

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2

Ultra White Collar Boxing

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PANTO! Aladdin (7 Dec to 3 Jan!)

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9

WCBE Preston v Chorley

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10

Festive Fever

45

12

Magical Classics

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3

Dominic Kirwan & Lisa Stanley

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13-15

Festive Bongo’s Bingo

19

3

Bongo’s Bingo

44

15

Comedy at the Guild

10

4

Get Ready…for 40 No1s

29

16

The Chicago Blues Brothers

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4

Andrew Laurence: Happy Accident Tour

8

18

Ghost Stories for Christmas

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6

Martin Barre

22

19

Tea Dance

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

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21

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

7

Terror on the Tracks

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22

Bad Manners

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Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

9

23

Jimmy Carr

10

7-8 8 10-11 11

Elkie Brooks

30

24

BBC Radio Lancashire: LIVE

18

12

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

22

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NYE Bongos Bingo

19

12

The Ukulele Orchestra of GB

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13

The Nutcracker

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Antigone

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15

The Dub Pistols: Crazy Diamond Tour

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16

Milton Jones is Out There

9

16

Lancashire Schools Dance Festival

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Comedy at the Guild

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Elvis World Tour: Shawn Klush

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PANTO! Aladdin (Final show!)

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10

7

RLPO: Handel’s Messiah

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30

11

Library of Screams

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Preston’s Schools Gotta Sing

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12

Beyond the Barricade

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18

Jon Richardson: Old Man

10

13

Dance to the Music

41

18

Shalamar

24

16

Tea Dance

41

19

The Sensational 60s Experience

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Awful Auntie

12

21

Tea Dance

41

21

The Skids

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25

The Lancashire Hotpots

23

25

Forbidden Nights

44

26

Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire

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27

Kids 4 Kids

45

28

Happy Mondays

24

28

Brass at the Guild

37

30

Darts: Preston Guild Hall Classic

46

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Jason Manford: Muddle Class

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EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT

We’ve been working hard over that last few years at enhancing your experience. We are gradually undergoing a major revamp that has so far seen the addition of the restaurants, Mundo Tapas and Villa Italian, coffee shop Leaf or Bean, cocktail bar Review and LiVe, our intimate gig space. We have also just installed additional toilets for the Grand Hall!

THE TERRACE

We are proud to offer the cities first purpose built terrace located on the original balcony. The terrace space looks out over the Grade 1 listed buildings on Harris Street and also boasts a retractable roof! The entire space can be used as one or can be discretely partitioned off by way of BiFold doors to utilise three individual spaces for the use of The Villa Italian, LiVe and Review Cocktail Bar. The Terrace can be be reserved for private dining and can be exclusively booked for celebrations! For more information contact The Villa Italian on 01772 80 44 48.

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BOX OFFICE

REVIEW

Head to ReView bar pre or post show, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails on production of a valid show ticket! reviewpreston.co.uk

DOGS ‘N’ DOUGHNUTS

Have you tried it yet? Dogs ‘N’ Doughnuts (located on the brand new terrace above ReView) are serving up the finest German sausages in an American ‘gourmet dog’ style, followed by a selection of doughnuts for dessert! Fancy it? Contact ReView bar to book on 01772 80 44 46.

You can now pre-pay for your tickets, pre-show meal and parking all at the same time! Ask box office about dining options and booking your parking on tel: 01772 80 44 44 or book all this via our brand new website prestonguildhall.com

COMING SOON! LEVEL

10 pin bowling alley Sports bar Karaoke booths American pool tables 9 hole crazy golf course Kids play area Tex-Mex Restaurant ….and so much more!

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Whether you’re looking for a corporate hospitality package or celebrating a special occasion with friends and family, our VIP Experiences make the perfect choice!

fully stocked fridge (chargeable) and ice-cream for the interval. Personalise your experience further and let us know your favourite drinks in advance so we can have them ready for your arrival.

With a range of packages to choose from, guests can enjoy wonderful benefits such as pre-show dining, a dedicated host for the evening and free parking plus much more.

As well as seating within the box, each package includes 8 premium seats within the auditorium so you can get even closer to the action. (Please note there is a maximum number of 8 people per package).

Our VIP boxes come complete with retractable windows for an unrivalled view of the stage, LED TV for pre-show entertainment and a variety of confectionary including a

To enquire further or to book one of our VIP packages, please call us Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm on 01772 80 44 47 or email VIP@prestonguildhall.co.uk.


VENUE HIRE

Great venues. Closer than you think. Preston Guild Hall is one of Lancashire’s leading venues for events. Our central location in the heart of the city and convenient transport links make us an ideal choice for your next event. Boasting eight flexible spaces, the complex can cater for any event size from small meetings to large functions, with our main auditorium seating an impressive 2,034 people. Our highly experienced teams are on hand to ensure both you and your guests have an enjoyable experience. Whether it’s discussing bespoke menus with our in house caterers or planning your AV requirements with our highly skilled technicians, we’re here to help.

Weddings Club & Society Events Proms & Graduations Awards & Gala Dinners Exhibitions Training Days Seminars & Meetings Conferences

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to make an appointment to view the venue with our Event Manager, Victoria McEnaney on 01772 80 44 43 or email events@prestonguildhall.co.uk.

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ALSO BOOKING

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Tuesday 27 February

TEA DANCE

Friday 23 March

THE SMYTHS PLUS SUPPORT

Tuesday 24 April

HEATHER SMALL

Friday 16 March Saturday 10 February

PAUL CARRACK

Friday 6 April

DALISO CHAPONDA: WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID…

REBECCA FERGUSON

Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 May

DAVID WALLIAMS’ GANGSTA GRANNY

Wednesday 21 March Thursday 15 February

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: BOLÉRO

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 February

LADBROKES WORLD GRAND PRIX

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BILL BAILEY: LARKS IN TRANSIT Wednesday 11 April

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: THE POWER OF LOVE

Sunday 20 May

SARAH MILLICAN: CONTROL ENTHUSIAST

Friday 23 March

PETE STORM – ELVIS WORLD TOUR

Friday 13 April

SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS

Wednesday 20 June

JASON MANFORD MUDDLE CLASS


Little Limos provide a fun and funky wedding car service with our beautifully presented classic Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolets and Camper Vans. If you want your journey to be a more memorable one, then give us a call!

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Why not arrive in one of our beautiful classic vehicles, available for any event, celebration or special occasion. If you’re looking for something really special, our event vehicles can be used to serve anything from Cream Teas, Ice Cream or Prosecco for that extra wow factor.

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CHARTER THEATRE

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GENERAL INFO

or guardian. Supervision of such children shall be by not less than 1 adult per 10 children. The management will require parents/supervisors to remove children if, in their opinion, they are causing a disturbance. PARKING The car park above the central bus station provides direct pedestrian access to the venues. Patrons of the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre can pre-pay in advance for a discounted ticket when purchasing their venue tickets at a cost of £3. Levels 8 & 9. MAILING LIST Join our mailing list to receive a copy of each new issue of this brochure posted to your home or an e-alert to your email address informing you that the new brochure is now available on-line. To join our mailing list please contact box office on 01772 80 44 44 or email marketing@prestonguildhall.co.uk

BOX OFFICE Guild Hall and Charter Theatre Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT IN PERSON Box Office, ground floor Monday to Saturday 9am – 5:30pm TELEPHONE BOOKINGS / RESERVATIONS 01772 80 44 44 Monday to Saturday, 8:30am - 7:00pm ONLINE BOOKING Book online at www.prestonguildhall.com POSTAL BOOKINGS Box Office, Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1HT BOOKING FEE In line with legislation, all prices shown in this brochure are inclusive of a booking fee, up to a maximum of £1.50 per ticket. PAYMENT METHODS Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Delta and Maestro. Cheques will only be accepted for group bookings (payable To Preston Guild Hall Ltd) and must be covered by a guarantee card, with the card details written on the reverse, along with the address of the card holder and card expiry date. EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the event of a cancellation the face value of the tickets will be refunded only. CHILDREN Babes in arms (children under 2 years of age) shall be admitted free of charge to those shows they may attend (children’s shows and pantomimes only) unless there is a pre-school price. Children (ages 2 to 15 inclusive) shall require their own ticket which shall be at full ticket price if no child concessions are available at the time of purchase. Children aged 14 or under will not be allowed entry to the event unless they are supervised (for the duration of the event) by a parent

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LATECOMERS Please arrive in time to take your seat promptly as latecomers may be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance. PROGRAMMING Extra events may be arranged after publication of this brochure. For up-to-date product and promotions listings please contact the Box Office, see the local press or visit our website at www.prestonguildhall.com CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES We strive to offer equal access for all. Should you have particular requirements please discuss with the Box Office when making your booking and we will endeavour to assist. EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL Wheelchair spaces available Lift access to all areas of the venue including Box Office, toilets and bars Assistance dogs welcome in all areas Sign language interpreted performances offered on selected shows - see show pages for details. For further information or assistance please ring the Box Office. The information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press. The Guild Hall and Charter Theatre reserves the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities. All discounts are subject to availability and only one discount applies per ticket unless otherwise specified.

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